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Cleveland
Cleveland
Ohio
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Member of the World Health Organization Global Network of Age Friendly Cities and Communities

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Cleveland is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio, and the county seat of Cuyahoga County, the state's second most-populous county.

Located along Lake Erie, the city proper has a population of 388,072, making Cleveland the 51st largest city in the United States, and the second-largest city in Ohio after Columbus. Greater Cleveland ranked as the 32nd-largest metropolitan area in the United States, with 2,055,612 people in 2016. The city anchors the Cleveland–Akron–Canton Combined Statistical Area, which had a population of 3,515,646 in 2010 and ranks 15th in the United States.

The city is located on the southern shore of Lake Erie, approximately 60 miles (100 kilometers) west of the Pennsylvania state border. It was founded by European Americans in 1796 near the mouth of the Cuyahoga River. It became a manufacturing center due to its location on the river and the lake shore, as well as being connected to numerous canals and railroad lines.

Cleveland's economy has diversified sectors that include manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, and biomedical. Cleveland is also home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Residents of Cleveland are called "Clevelanders". Cleveland has many nicknames, the oldest of which in contemporary use being "The Forest City".

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The older one gets the more transportation is needed door to door. Winter weather makes it unsafe to walk to buses. It is difficult because of ones age to find employment because most positions require a technical background with the exception of volunteering. The city has many needs and volunteers help fill in the gaps but I wish there could be some type of stipend. There are plenty of educational classes available, limited only by transportation issues. The housing issue is another huge challenge for the city. Possibly having some new villages built limited to two stories tall would build a mixed generational neighborhood, or possibly having large homes built to house ten or so individuals who could split the cost rather than going to a expensive assisted living area. This building should be near bus stops and various market places. Tiny houses could also be considered since the vacant land varies in each ward.
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lot of older people who are homeowners or retired who take care of community and their property
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Many variety of age, race, gender where there are a lot of opportunities for employment.
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Lack of 55 + employment few if any opportunites
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It helps the Elderly with varies things in the neighborhood, has transportation to and from appointments, recreational activities, etc.

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How did Ohio earn the grade of C? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Ohio has a state sales tax of 5.75%. Of particular interest is that Ohio does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Ohio has an effective property tax rate of 1.56%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Ohio earned its state tax grade of C.

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